Lost is influenced by many things, like the Wizard of Oz, The Prisoner, Twin Peaks and so on. However, Lost is mostly influenced by Star Wars. You have a couple Han Solos, a couple Luke Skywalkers, mystical forces at work, ghosts, siblings unaware they are siblings, mass extinction, good guys shooting guns out of bad guys' hands, bad guys shooting guns poorly, and enough father issues to make a Girls Gone Wild Criterion Collection.
And the comic relief? Instead of a gay robot and a much gayer robot, it's a Star Wars-referencing smile.
Sure he's cursed or whatever, but he's also fluent in over six million forms of the word "dude."
Influences On...Star Wars changed movies and essentially created the summer blockbuster. Whether that's a good thing (Jurassic Park) or a bad thing (Transformers and 108 other movies), there's no denying that Star Wars paved the way. Lost is perched to do the exact same thing for television, for better and worse. Our recent List-Off '09 pointed something very important out: Television has gotten noticeably